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rajwible

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  1. Thanks guys! I'll try tweaking some things and seeing what works. @yourpenpaul I totally understand where you are coming from. My doctor said the same exact thing. Make sure I get something in the morning within 30ish minutes after I wake. He said that it didn't really matter the amount of caloric intake, just that there was something. He even suggested that if I couldn't make that 30 minute deadline and get in a good breakfast, at least grab a string cheese. And I was pretty good at making sure that happened. But then I read some articles about working out with an empty stomach. I figured it couldn't hurt to try it out for a short period of time, yanno? But it does sketch me out. So I take my vitamins and supplements with a swig of my protein drink, just to have a teeny tiny caloric intake. Haha. @Artinum I don't believe the weight gain was from quitting the "fad" diet. I was skipping days with the pills in the end anyways and for the short time I was off the pills, I was fine. What I did gain the weight from, as I said above, was a series of unfortunate events. I got pregnant, started gaining weight from that, then miscarried. My eating habits did slide, yes, but I believe that is typical. But I am back on track since recovering from the incident. I don't drink coffee, and when I do drink tea, I drink it black. But thanks for the suggestions. @lizsmemerson @Darth Yoga I think my problem is the "finding something I like enough to stick with it" part. That's why running never sticks. I like the idea of being able to run long distance and be quick. And when I was able to run for a mile straight, I always got a thrill. But I'm always always in pain after a run. Or I feel sick. But there is always something. I'd really like to rock climb, but unfortunately, where I live, there are no rocks. That's why I started walking inclines on the treadmill. I guess at least then I can pretend I'm climbing mountains. Weird? Possibly. But it gets me through the workout when my music playlist fails. Haha. Oh, and PS: I would totally be passionate about working out if I was learning to sword fight too. But anyways, you guys blew away my expectations, I wasn't really expecting any responses, and gave me a lot to think about and possibly try out. Thank you thank you thank you! In the meantime, I'll keep chugging along. What I'm really looking forward to is being able to do a #transformationtuesday Insta post! Woo! Thanks for all the time, guys!
  2. Morning! So I guess I have a question. Maybe.. I've been working out/going to the gym on and off for a couple years now. In 2014 I started seeing a weight loss doctor. He put my on a low carb diet and an appetite suppressant called Phentermine. It worked amazingly. I lost 30 pounds in no time. I believe it was mostly the diet change and the pill. I wasn't really working out at that point. The working out came into play later. Theeen I plateaued, got frustrated, and started falling off the wagon. I was kind of being dragged along the side of it actually at that point. In the end, my doc moved away and I really didn't want to keep spending the money on the pills and office visits. That happened this last December. This year started off pretty badly with a bunch of pretty unfortunate events. In the end, I gained back about 20 pounds. On the positive side, I didn't gain all of it back, right? So that's a little of my background, in short. For about three weeks now, I've switched up my game. I'm doing a workout routine that I would never have even considered before. Three days a week I'm getting up super early, about 5:30AMish, going to the the gym on an empty stomach, and walking on the treadmill. I usually do incline intervals, or some sort of cross country incline thingies, at a brisk pace, 3.5 - 3.9, for anywhere from 30 - 45 minutes. Not sure if that is mph. What I used to do was get off of work at 3:30PM and kind of run. I've never been good at running. I like it, but it kills my knee and ankle on my right leg. I'm not fast or anything. I usually ran flat, no incline, at maybe 4.0 - 4.5. I'd love to add in weights after work on alternate days, but it's kind of intimidating since I'm going alone now. We will see about that. I've also played with the idea of going all five weekdays in the morning and walking. Anyways. My question is, what is better in your opinions for weight loss? Running as I said I was vs walking as I am doing now? Is there a benefit to the inclines? Should I stick to just the cardio? Should I add weights? Oh! And I am sticking to a lower carb diet as I was before. I try to stay at 100g of carbs, 110g of protien, which I think is insanely hard to hit, and 50ish g of fat. And I try to stay under 1300 calories. Any feedback, help, or constructive criticism would be much appreciated! Thank you for your time!
  3. Today! Monday! The Sixteenth of December in the Year of Two-Thousand and Thirteen! 15 treadmill warmup (Run/fast walk) EDIT: I should mention that I usually run at 4.4ish. Not sure what that really is, if it's 4.4mph or just a treadmill setting. But today, thanks to the Liberator, I pushed myself to run at 5! And it killed me a little. But I will persevere! Hurrah! Squat Bicep Curl Shoulder Press (as one move): 3X15 @ 15lbs/arm. Stability Ball Alternating Chest Press: 2X20 @ 10lbs/arm Stability Ball Tricep Extension: 2X20 @ 10lbs/arm (as a superset) Assisted Pullup: 2X10 @ -170lbs Cable Row: 1 Minute @ 50lbs Lying Hamstring Curl: 3X10 @ 35lbs (machine) Leg Press: 1 Minute @ 110lbs. (machine)
  4. That sounds awesome. Totally trying it. My favorite smoothie has apple, orange, kale, spinach, peas, protein and flax seed.
  5. Okie dokie. So. I've been super slacking on the gym. Daily life things, like work, have really been getting to me and stressing me out. But I got back in the gym today. Took it slowly. I ran/walked on the treadmill for about 45 minutes and it said I travelled 2.8 miles. I really want to run 5k in 30-35 minutes. But I'm a slow runner. I've got short legs. Tomorrow, weights! Hurrah!
  6. I was super tired yesterday. Like ridiculously tired all through work and everything and I really don't know why. But yesterday I just ran on the treadmill with the Zombies, Run! 5K Trainer program. I was on there for about 35 - 45 minutes. Hopefully today I can get back with it.
  7. Sunday 12/1/13: Warmup: 15 minute treadmill fast walk Dumbbell Squat: 2X15 @ 30lb Bicep Curls: 2X15 @ 15lb/arm Shoulder Press: 2X15 @ 15lb/arm (I did those three as a combo move. Not sure what that's actually called.) Stability Ball Alternating Dumbbell Chest Press: 2X15 @ 15lb/arm Stability Ball Tricep Extenstion: 2X15 @ 10lb/arm Side Lunge using TRX Cables: 2X15/leg Band Rows: 2X15 Stiff-arm Pressdowns: 2X15 Band Forward Lunge with Double Hand Punch: 2X15 Kneeling Decline Band Rows: 2X15 (I'm not sure what the tension of the bands were ) It doesn't seem like it should take me too long to work through these exercises, but it does. I'm always at the gym forever. But I don't mind, I guess. Hopefully all my numbers and slashes and exercise names make sense. I'm super sore today. I'll get back to the gym tomorrow.
  8. I disagree with 'you won't lose your hourglass shape by getting fit'. If I get under a certain body fat percentage then the hourglass will disappear. Which I don't want at all. And an athletic tone just would not work for me. I have broad shoulders and wide hips. It's not something that I would look in the mirror and like. I usually lift weights, but I was told that if I just want to burn fat and not bulk up to keep the weight low and just do high reps. But I have seen a difference in my muscles. Especially my legs. It just really sucks because there are so many theories and it seems like none of them are the same or have anything in common. I just want to know what works and that's that, yanno? I have a corset and I like to wear it, but never underthings. It's too frumpy. I don't get any muffin action on the bottom of the corset, but I totally know what you mean on top. Plus my tatas look a little smushed. Haha. But I would never consider waist training. It seems painful. And as you said you have to be super committed and I already have enough on my plate (haha, totally intended) just trying to keep up with my diet. I posted this same thing in the diet section and explained my diet. It's basically saying that I super struggle with the whole diet thing for many reasons (or excuses). I have another very picky person that I have to consider when cooking, so that makes things difficult. Plus I have come to the realization that I don't really like too many veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, green beans and avocados pretty much make up the stuff I can tolerate. Fruits are a breeze. I really only like chicken. My biggest downfall is grains and breads. It's just super frustrating and depressing. Like I said, I lost those 12 pounds and a few inches and everything stopped. Everyone says something different. Eat lots of fats! Eat carbs, because you need energy! Go vegetarian! Go vegan! Juice, juice, juice! Those workouts won't work, do these. Do only cardio. Do only weight lifting.
  9. rajwible

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    Hey NF! I love the hourglass shape that women have. I actually have that shape, but I want to perfect it. Ideally I'd love to have a 10-12 inch difference between my hips/bust and waist. Right now I only have a 7 inch difference. But I'd also like to be..lean? Maybe that's what I'm looking for? I want to be strong. I don't want to have an hourglass shape but be frail. At the same time I don't want to be bulky an huge and have a box torso. That is probably my biggest fear. I really don't want to be too terribly skinny, I want to keep the tatas and hips and stay classic and shapely, but I will admit that I think I need to lose about 60 pounds. So to sum it up: - hourglass figure with 10 inch hip/bust to waist proportions - strong, but not bulky - lose weight I know diet plays a big part in getting fit and weight loss and, let me tell you, this is something I constantly struggle with. Constantly. I'll try super hard to eat right and well and whatever but I always slip up. Trust me, I have the best intentions. It's also hard because my guy does not like to eat well at all. And for a while I said screw it, he can cook for himself. But all he ate was Mac & Cheese and Spaghettios. I just felt bad, so I started cooking things he would like as well. I don't know. Ugh. I'm just so frustrated with the whole diet thing. I really don't like too many veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, green beans, onions, mushrooms and avocados (if that's even a veggie). I like pretty much any fruit. I really only like white meat. And by white meat I mean chicken and turkey. I'll eat steak every now and then and I'll eat hamburgers if they are super duper thin. My biggest weakness is breads. I absolutely love breads. Pitas, tortillas, rolls, biscuits, cereals, oatmeals, breaded things, pastas. Oh god, pastas. It's really hard for me to stay away from them. I try to eat whole grains, but it's so damn hard to find things made with them. I sit in the bread aisle for what seems like hours looking for just one thing made with whole grains. So.. Any help would be awesome. I'm a little desperate and frustrated and, to be honest, more than a little depressed. I've lost about 12 pounds and about 2 inches everywhere except my arms and legs. It's been about eight months. -Raj
  10. Hey NF! I love the hourglass shape that women have. I actually have that shape, but I want to perfect it. Ideally I'd love to have a 10-12 inch difference between my hips/bust and waist. Right now I only have a 7 inch difference. But I'd also like to be..lean? Maybe that's what I'm looking for? I want to be strong. I don't want to have an hourglass shape but be frail. At the same time I don't want to be bulky an huge and have a box torso. That is probably my biggest fear. I really don't want to be too terribly skinny, I want to keep the tatas and hips and stay classic and shapely, but I will admit that I think I need to lose about 60 pounds. So to sum it up: - hourglass figure with 10 inch hip/bust to waist proportions - strong, but not bulky - lose weight Anyone have workout plans for something like this? I know you can't spot-lose, but there has to be a way to target results like this. Right now I run on a treadmill for 35 - 45 minutes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday, Thursday I try to do a total body workout with weights and I save Saturday for lower body workouts with weights. I'd much rather run outside, but it's getting cold here and I've become a bit of a wuss. And lately my knees have been giving me hell, so I've been taking it easy on Saturdays. So.. Any help would be awesome. I'm a little desperate. I've lost about 12 pounds and about 2 inches everywhere except my arms and legs. I guess I've just plateaued. -Raj
  11. Hey NF! So I've been kind of into smoothies lately. I like to mix my veggies and fruits into a thick, unpleasantly coloured, yet scrumptious drink. What do you think of them? I mean like, do they keep the same nutritional values as their whole ingredients? And I know that too much fruit is too much fruit and all that. That's why I try to use less fruit more veggies. Except when the pea or carrot taste is too strong... That's the worst. I guess I would just like to hear some general opinions or facts. Should I nix the smoothies and just go for whole veggies and fruits or are smoothies okay? It's quite crucial information since I'm, yanno, traing for Loki's Army and all. Thanks guys! -Raj
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